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Future Twin

“Every word that is spoken and sung here represents at least this one thing: that this humiliating age has not succeeded in winning our respect.” ― Hugo Ball

Hailing from San Francisco, California, Future Twin gets by on "soul gayze" and "avant pop," feeding sonic ideas to generative musician Jean Jeanie, a social theorist, multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and dancer. Future Twin often performs rogue/solo and other times is joined by dear friend-musicians.

Music for the frontlines, in a time when the word revolution is alternatively mocked, pimped, played-out and ignored, Jean Jeanie makes it like another world is still possible. She evokes just bout everything great in the pantheon of rock-and-roll. Patti Smith’s poetics, the art-drenched cool of St. Vincent and X-Ray Specs. The harmonies of the Wilson Sisters. The gospel according to Saints Strummer, Near and Makeba. According to Jeanie, “Giving a shit is the new not giving a shit.”

Listening to Future Twin is stepping into a time machine back to the time when you thought that music could create an insurrection. When love mattered like nothing else. A time when gender didn’t come packaged with pain. A place beyond cynicism where visions of the apocalypse are replaced by the politics of the imagination.

It’s hard to be certain if she’s right, looking out at the San Francisco Future Twin calls home. But as long as there is music this good to be found in between the cracks in the gentrified pavement, there is hope for the City’s redemption. On stage and in the studio, Jean Jeanie often performs rogue/solo, navigating vocals, guitars, projections, samplers, keyboards and bass; other times she activates her cadre of musician collaborators, most recently Ripley Jene Young (Phenomenauts), Miles DeIaco (FASIV) and Kevin Earl Taylor (DRKMTRLS, Death Cheetah). Past collaborators of note include Antonio Roman-Alcalá (Hello Noisy, Sacrilicious) Tyson Vogel (Two Gallants & Devotionals) and Jon Bernson (Exrays).